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Jose Antonio Jarvis, born 11/22/1901, the offspring of a minister of the African Methodist Church, Joseph W. Jarvis & Mercedes Duvergee, a Roman Catholic St. Thomian. Brought up by Ms Mary Hughustein, whom Jarvis referred to as his Godmother, he grew up on Gamble Gade in Savan.

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Page 121 of Profiles of outstanding Virgin Islanders (1992); first page of biography of J. Antonio Jarvis. ~ JARVIS, J. ANTONIO, Nov. 22, 1901 - July 21, 1963. Jose Antonio Jarvis was the offspring of a minister of the African Methodist Church, Joseph W. Jarvis and Mercedes Duvergee, a Roman Catholic St. Thomian. He was brought up by Miss Mary Hughustein, whom Jarvis referred to as his godmother, in a house on Gamble Gade in Savan. Young Antonio attended the Catholic School.

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4/7/1921-1/2/1978 ~ The Honorable Cyril Emmanuel King was inaugurated the 2nd elected Governor of the US Virgin Islands on 1/6/1975. Born on St. Croix, Gov. King attended St. Ann's Catholic School at Barren Spot & graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in Christiansted. Prior to his Honorable Discharge from the US Army, he served a 20-month tour of duty in Hawaii during World War II.

Marriott Frenchman's Reef - St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

John Davis Merwin, the son of Miles and Marguerite L Merwin (nee Fleming), was born on St. Croix 9/26/1921. Spending his early childhood on St. Croix, he attended the Antigua Grammar School from which he graduated in 1937.

Carribean Cruise from Puerto Rico to St Thomas, St. John, St Lucia, Guadeloupe, Antigua, St Croix then sail back to San Juan.

Alton A. Adams, musician, journalist, organizer, proprietor, was born on St. Thomas 11/4/1889. He received his education from the schools of the day, namely: Moravian School; Mrs. Vialet School; and was fortunate to have been a student of pioneers of the local system. As was the custom of the period, Mr. Adams continued studies by correspondence courses.

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9/28/1911-7/25/1992 ~ Librarian & researcher, Ms Enid Maria Baa was born in St. Thomas 6 years before the US bought the Virgin Islands from Denmark. A remarkable student & formidable scholar, Ms Baa did extensive research in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Danish, & English. She devoted her energies to the proliferation of information & education re: the conservation, culture, history, & welfare of the lives of Virgin Islanders & neighboring Caribbean islands & countries.

The Virgin Islands were given an extra touch of beauty on 11/11/1950 when Cherri Creque was born to her parents, James and Lavida (nee Blyden) Creque. At the early age of 3 Cherri started school, beccoming a member of the National Honor Society during her sophomore year at Sts. Peter and Paul High School.

Dr. Hugo Bornn, musician, professor, aesthete, was born the second child to David and Edith Bornn, both natives of St. Thomas. During his early musical training he attended the Convent School of the Sacred Heart.

2/22/1909-7/23/2002 ~ Ariel Melchior Sr., the son of Victoria Rogers and Ephraim Melchoir, demonstrated leadership qualities from the beginning: hard working, thrifty, and dedicated. One of Ms Edith Williams' brightest students, he attended the Moravian Day School in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Interestingly, years later The Daily News of the Virgin Islands, which he & J. Antonio Jarvis co-founded on 8/1/1930, was located in the building that once housed the school.

Officially Provost and Dean of the College of the Virgin Islands, Dr. Arthur Richards has presided as Acting President of CVI. His early education was obtained at Public Elementary and Secondary Schools of St. Croix and a B.S. degree earned at Howard University.

Fort Christian, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Paul M. Pearson , photo by The Library of Congress-Dr. Paul Martin Pearson (October 22, 1871 – March 26, 1938) was an author, college professor, and a very embattled first civilian Governor of the United States Virgin Islands

Off On Honeymoon Flight - Screen star Maureen O'Hara and airline pilot Charles Blair pause beside one of his sea planes after their marriage yesterday at Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. They then flew to Blair's new home on nearby St. Croix. It was Miss O'Hara?s second marriage. She was divorced from film director Will Price in 1952 After an 11-year marriage. 68

Alton Augustus Adams, Sr. (b. Nov 4, 1889, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Danish West Indies - d. Nov 23, 1987, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands) is remembered primarily as the first black bandmaster in the United States Navy (beginning 1917). His music was performed by the bands of John Philip Sousa and Edwin Franko Goldman and his march "The Governor's Own" (1921) appears as the first selection on the bicentennial album Pride of America, released by New World Records.

Peter Jackson of St. Croix

Virgin Islands history, The St. John-Pelican Cay Sloop Race in the US Virgin Islands ~ 1937